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Another of the country’s large solar projects is the Welspun Energy solar farm, generating 151 megawatts. Welspun Solar is mitigating 216,372 tonnes of carbon emissions annually, providing power to 624,000 homes Geogeum Island – which is South Korea’s sun
that renewable energy projects will generate 60 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, although that seems over-ambitious; at present, 80 percent of India’s electricity output is generated by fossil fuels. Moreover, India’s coal output is actually increasing, with concerns that it may double by 2020.
Despite these obvious challenges, the government’s intention is for solar energy to power 60 million homes by 2022 as part of the national goal to produce 40 percent of their power from non-fossil fuels. At full capacity, the new plant in Kamuthi is estimated to produce enough electricity to power around 150,000 homes.
According to a statement by research group Bridge to India, the new plant has edged India’s total installed solar capacity across the impressive 10 gigawatt threshold. Owing to the completion of this massive plant, India is anticipated to become a leader in the solar market, falling third in the solar energy output rankings in 2017, after China and the US. The government aims to quadruple current global solar power to 1 terawatt by 2030. There are also plans in place to build even larger solar farms in Andhra Pradesh. ag
The government’s intention is for solar energy to power 60 million homes by 2022